December 5, 2023

The idea of eating oatmeal for breakfast, to me, has always been more appealing than eating it. I grew up on Quaker Oats instant oatmeal, and it’s ok. Doesn’t get me excited much.

That changed with instant overnight oats, pre-produced probably by Quaker. Add milk, chocolate chips and whatever, and you have a healthy breakfast. Probably too much sugar…

But oats, right?

I’ve really wanted to try to take charge of my metabolism in 2022, and I think a strategic breakfast is what I’m seeking. Steel cut oats have always been considered the superior oat. Why? They take longer to digest, and the impact on blood sugar is less.

Anyway, I don’t want to keep you. This little recipe was extraordinarily easy although it is imperfect. The finished product was more like cold cereal, albeit a very tasty cold cereal. It needed some yogurt or banana for thickening.

Overnight Steel Cut Oats Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbl ground cinnamon
  • Trace of vanilla
  • 1 tsp of maple syrup
  • Blueberries (or any frozen fruit) to taste
  • Chocolate chips (because you’re a rebel)

Stir, cover and place in your refrigerator overnight.

Couldn’t be easier, and it was delicious. The oats were plenty chewable, more like if oats were a tad like granola. And did I say it was delicious? Yes, it was.

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